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Handbook of psychobiography [electronic resource] / edited by William Todd Schultz.

Contributor(s): Schultz, William Todd.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xi, 380 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780198037606 (electronic bk.); 0198037600 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Psychology -- Biographical methods | Artists -- Psychology -- Case studies | Politicians -- Psychology -- Case studies | Psychologists -- Psychology -- Case studies | Biography | Psychology | Famous Persons | PSYCHOLOGY -- Research & Methodology | Psychologie | Biografische methodeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Handbook of psychobiography.DDC classification: 150/.72/2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introducing psychobiography / William Todd Schultz -- Evolving conceptions of psychobiography and the study of lives: encounters with psychoanalysis, personality psychology, and historical science / William M. Runyan -- How to strike psychological pay dirt in biographical data / William Todd Schultz -- What psychobiographers might learn from personality psychology / Dan P. McAdams -- If the glove fits: the art of theoretical choice in psychobiography / Alan C. Elms -- How to critically evaluate alternative explanations of life events: the case of Van Gogh's ear / William M. Runyan -- Divide and multiply: comparative theory and methodology in multiple case psychobiography / Kate Isaacson -- Diane Arbus's photographic autobiography: theory and method revisited / William Todd Schultz -- Nothing alive can be calculated: the psychobiographical study of artists / William Todd Schultz -- Twelve ways to say "lonesome": assessing error and control in the music of Elvis Presley / Alan C. Elms, Bruce Heller -- Mourning, melancholia, and Sylvia Plath / William Todd Schultz -- Margaret's smile / Daniel M. Ogilvie -- Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome: a psychobiographical exploration / James William Anderson -- The psychobiographical study of psychologists / James William Anderson -- Freud as Leonardo: why the first psychobiography went wrong / Alan C. Elms -- Four, two, or one? Gordon Allport and the unique personality / Nicole B. Barenbaum -- Nietzsche's madness / Kyle Arnold, George Atwood -- Erikson and psychobiography, psychobiography and Erikson / Irving Alexander -- From the Book of Mormon to the operational definition: the existential project of S.S. Stevens / Ian Nicholson -- Alive and kicking: the problematics of political psychobiography / Alan C. Elms, Anna V. Song -- Osama Bin Laden: the sum of all fears / Anthony J. Dennis -- In his father's shadow: George W. Bush and the politics of personal transformation / Stanley A. Renshon -- Hunting the snark: methodological considerations in studying elusive politicians / Anna V. Song -- Psychobiography in context: predicting the behavior of tyrants / Betty Glad.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

pt. I. How to write a psychobiography. Introducing psychobiography / William Todd Schultz -- Evolving conceptions of psychobiography and the study of lives: encounters with psychoanalysis, personality psychology, and historical science / William M. Runyan -- How to strike psychological pay dirt in biographical data / William Todd Schultz -- What psychobiographers might learn from personality psychology / Dan P. McAdams -- If the glove fits: the art of theoretical choice in psychobiography / Alan C. Elms -- How to critically evaluate alternative explanations of life events: the case of Van Gogh's ear / William M. Runyan -- Divide and multiply: comparative theory and methodology in multiple case psychobiography / Kate Isaacson -- Diane Arbus's photographic autobiography: theory and method revisited / William Todd Schultz -- pt. II. Psychobiographies of artists. Nothing alive can be calculated: the psychobiographical study of artists / William Todd Schultz -- Twelve ways to say "lonesome": assessing error and control in the music of Elvis Presley / Alan C. Elms, Bruce Heller -- Mourning, melancholia, and Sylvia Plath / William Todd Schultz -- Margaret's smile / Daniel M. Ogilvie -- Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome: a psychobiographical exploration / James William Anderson -- pt. III. Psychobiographies of psychologists. The psychobiographical study of psychologists / James William Anderson -- Freud as Leonardo: why the first psychobiography went wrong / Alan C. Elms -- Four, two, or one? Gordon Allport and the unique personality / Nicole B. Barenbaum -- Nietzsche's madness / Kyle Arnold, George Atwood -- Erikson and psychobiography, psychobiography and Erikson / Irving Alexander -- From the Book of Mormon to the operational definition: the existential project of S.S. Stevens / Ian Nicholson -- pt. IV. Psychobiographies of political figures. Alive and kicking: the problematics of political psychobiography / Alan C. Elms, Anna V. Song -- Osama Bin Laden: the sum of all fears / Anthony J. Dennis -- In his father's shadow: George W. Bush and the politics of personal transformation / Stanley A. Renshon -- Hunting the snark: methodological considerations in studying elusive politicians / Anna V. Song -- Psychobiography in context: predicting the behavior of tyrants / Betty Glad.

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